Examples of existing institutional arrangements and measures in addressing loss and damage associated with climate change impacts

At the Doha Climate Change Conference, the Conference of the Parties (COP) decided to establish, at COP19 (November 2013), institutional arrangements, such as an international mechanism to address loss and damage associated with the impacts of climate change in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.

In order to obtain an overview of the landscape of existing institutional arrangements that address the full spectrum of loss and damage associated with climate change impacts, the UNFCCC secretariat requested relevant information from a wide range of organizations and networks engaged in work related to reducing vulnerability to and building resilience against climate change.

The table below contains information provided by 46 organizations during the summer of 2013 in response to the request from the secretariat for inputs. These examples represent different ways in which organizations are currently responding to the increasingly challenging risks of loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change.

Examples of existing institutional arrangements and measures in addressing loss and damage associated with climate change impacts

 Organization

Regional coverage of the arrangements and measures

Africa Youth Movement

 Africa

African Risk Capacity 

 Africa

Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre

 Asia

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

 Asia-Pacific

Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology 

 Caribbean

Caucasus Environmental NGO Network

 Asia

Centro Internacional para la Investigación del Fenómeno de El Niño

 Latin America

Coalition of Journalists on Environment and Agriculture

 Africa

Department of Biological Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria

 Africa

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

1 2 3

 Global

El Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana

 Latin America

ENDA Energy-Environment-Development 

 Africa

Food and Agriculture Organization

 Global

Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

 Global

Global Fire Monitoring Center

 Global

Global Water Partnership

 Global

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

 Asia

International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology

 Africa

International Centre for Climate Change and Development

 Asia

International Council for Exploration of the Sea

 Global

International Energy Agency

 Global

International Federation of the Red Cross

 Global

International Organization for Migration

 Global

International Research Institute for Climate and Society

 Global

International Telecommunication Union

 Global

International Union for Conservation of Nature

 Global

ISET-International  

 Asia

Mekong River Commission

 Asia

MicroEnsure

 Africa, Asia, Caribbean

Participatory Development Action Program

 Africa

Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory

 Europe

Sahara and Sahel Observatory

 Africa

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

 Global

Secretariat of the Pacific Community

 Pacific

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

 Pacific

Sompo Japan Insurance

 Asia

Sudan Meteorological Authority

 Africa

United Nations Development Programme

 Global

United Nations Environment Programme

1 2

 Global

United Nations International Strategy for for Disaster Risk Reduction 

1 2

 Global

United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace

 Global

Urban Climate Change Research Network

 Global

World Bank

 Global

World Federation of Engineering Organizations

 Global

World Food Programme

 Global

World Health Organization

 Global

World Meteorological Organization

 Global